Perry Nelson was born in Virginia. He studied organ with Anton Heiller at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna, Austria, and voice with Marcia Baldwin at Indiana University. He sang opera, professionally, as a baritone for a number of years. Organist/Choirmaster at Epiphany Lutheran Church in Richmond, Virginia, for seventeen years, he now lives in St. Louis, where since 1998 he has been music director at St. Thomas/Holy Spirit Lutheran Church. There he also helps produce "Crossover" contemporary worship. World Library Publications has published several of his sacred choral works as well as a hymn collection.
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